President Biden says August 31 deadline in Afghanistan might have to be extended

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WASHINGTON, Aug 18 (Reuters) – U.S. troops may stay in Afghanistan past an Aug. 31 deadline to evacuate Americans, President Joe Biden said on Wednesday, and the Pentagon said the U.S. military does not currently have the ability to reach people beyond the Kabul airport.

Reporting by Idrees Ali, David Brunnstrom, Patricia Zengerle and Eric Beech; Writing by Michelle Nichols and Steve Holland, Editing by Will Dunham, Philippa Fletcher and Grant McCool

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